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Experience hosted by Luca

4 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 3 people
Includes food and transportation

What you'll do

After picking you up we'll drive 15 min out of Bolzano towards the mountains, to the start of our hike. We will start our walk by hiking through the apple plantations before getting to the wood. A small path will lead us up the hill where we will reach the first medieval castle, Schloss Boymont (20 min). There we will climb the main tower and enjoy a stunning view of the valley and Bolzano below. If you feel adventurous I can show you the bunkers from World War II hidden under the castle. The hike continues through the woods and a steep canyon to the second and even more beautiful castle, Schloss Hocheppan (30 min). There we will visit a chapel of the 12th century of great historic value. Before heading back down we will have a taste of South Tyrolean gastronomy in the castle's restaurant. On the way back down we will walk through a stunning forest, there I will show you some of the alpine plants and tell you of their uses (20 min). If you feel like it, I will be delighted to show you our village's winery on the way back to Bolzano.
Other things to note
You need to be comfortable with hiking for 60 to 90 min, according to your pace. If you want to access the bunker you need to be sure-footed.
After picking you up we'll drive 15 min out of Bolzano towards the mountains, to the start of our hike. We will start our walk by hiking through the apple plantations before getting to the wood. A small path will lead us up the hill where we will reach the first medieval castle, Schloss Boymont (20 min). There we will climb the main tower and enjoy a stunning view of the valley and Bolzano below. If you feel adventurous I can show you the bunkers…

What's included

  • Food
    Glass of wine
  • Transportation
    To and from the start

Meet your host, Luca

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • Identity verified
I have grown up playing cowboys and bandits in the ruins of these castles. This is how I have discovered some of the places that I will show you. Growing up they ceased to be playgrounds and became the history books from which I learned about my region's past. My passion for history and the outdoors led me to become a hiking guide. I now successfully work all over the world as a trekking guide, but still love to come back to these places of my youth.
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From $253
/ person
No dates available

Where you'll be

The castles of Boymont and Hocheppan are well known, but little visited by tourists.
The bunkers in the area are completely unknown and impossible to find without local knowledge, they are ideal to explain the recent history of Italy and South Tyrol.
The hidden corners of the forest we'll walk through require the knowledge of somebody who has visited them a thousand times.
The winery on the way back is only locally known.

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Shoes suitable for hiking

Clothing according to weather conditions